Jewish Vocational Service
Founded in 1938, JVS delivers a broad range of educational and vocational services to over 15,000 clients annually to help them and their families reach financial independence. Lifelong career supports include job search training, educational testing, career counseling, skills training, English for Speakers of Other Languages, GED classes, Adult Basic Literacy and Adult Diploma Program instruction, college transition programs, support for entry-level workers, microenterprise training, and financial assistance.
JVS partners with over 1,400 area employers to help fill vacancies and provide the education their employees need to ascend their career ladders.
Last year, JVS served over 20,000 individuals, helping 707 clients get jobs, and 467 of them to retain their jobs or get upgrades to them. We also helped 1,661 clients gain job skills, 1,158 to attain basic skills gains in a variety of educational areas, and 724 individuals to participate in family support activities for children with disabilities. 5,906 people attended our career workshops last year, another 7,993 utilized our computer access to search for jobs, and 1,746 former clients received follow up services and supports.